Okay, so I bought “Cookies” by The 1990’s a few weeks ago, but I was too busy to post. A fun record even if I don’t understand the band’s name. They’re more late 70’s than 1990’s with touches of Richard Hell, Dead Boys and a pinch of Dictators. “My Cult Status” and “You’re Supposed To Be My Friend” are humorous romps.
“Challengers” – The New Pornograhers
In an age of bland, unispired, unorginal “music” this band continues to deliver the goods. While not as stunning as the previous “Twin Cinemas”, this is a solid effort. “Here’s the munity I promised you, and here’s the party it turned into” on the track “Mutiny, I Promise” is the best line I’ve heard in a song in a long time.
“The Con” – Tegan and Sara
This is a huge disapointment. I generally don’t like to write bad reviews — just ignore works I don’t care for. But I waited a long time for a follow-up to the 2004 surprise “So Jealous.” The “Con” is aptly named; I was conned into thinking this was worth buying. Over produced and myopic in subject matter, one listen was painful, a second was torture.
60’s and 70’s inspired deep groove sound, this record represents some of best work on the Soul Fire label. Released in 2005, but I just got around to picking it up this week. Only drawback: these double CD jewel boxes always break the minute I open them.
I’m a sucker for Sterolab, and the Farfisa organ thing. This is right in that nieghborhood.
Sea Wolf “Get to the River Before It Runs Too Low”
“You’re A Wolf” is one of those songs that just burrowed into my skull and now I’m stuck with it. I sing it day in and day out. I sing it to my dog. The rest of the E.P. is pretty good as well.
I Went to Sirius Satellite’s studio friday. I was invited to watch the Kaiser Chiefs one of my newer favorite bands from England. The boys did an interview and played live in the main stage area — an impressive glass-enclosed area to promote their upcoming new record “Yours Truly, Angry Mob.” They performed their 2005 UK hit “I Predict A Riot” as well as new songs “Ruby,” Everything Is Average Nowadays” and the cleverly titled “Love Is Not A Competition (But I’m Winning).” It was difficult to not clap after each song, since I was sitting right in there with the band. One of the best bands to come along in years — Brit Rock is alive and well! That’s me in the middle.